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Doing Deals While Managing Risk - The Race for Resources

Wednesday, March 19 2:00 PM BST to 3:00 PM BST

Deal activity in the Food, Beverage & Consumer Products industries is intensifying, driven in part by megatrends such as scarcity of resources fueling a race to capture regional market share and local brands. US firms seeking growth and access to resources and raw materials are investing in emerging markets, where they face more complex deal issues, increased compliance risk, and decreased transparency. Conversely, foreign acquirers are turning to US targets, presenting broad opportunities for companies looking to divest or spin-off businesses to maximize asset value, if potential regulator roadblocks are managed.

This intimate roundtable discussion hosted by PwC will cover both buy and sell side deal considerations, including due diligence, regulatory matters, compliance concerns, and other deal issues specific to the Food, Beverage & Consumer Products industries. We will discuss perspectives from, and network with, industry insiders regarding the following topics:

  • Identifying targets and supervising business partners, including what to consider when evaluating the risks of transacting in emerging markets

  • How deal negotiations are impacted by due diligence, regulations, information access and other special considerations unique to the Food, Beverage & Consumer Products industries when conducting financial and compliance diligence

  • How to successfully integrate the acquired entity into the buyer's structure through close coordination across organizational functions, timely establishment of compliance programs (such as food safety, anti corruption, etc.), and other post closing integration considerations.

  • Handling divestitures and spin-offs of non-core products and brand portfolios, including understanding potential regulatory challenges.

Paul Hastings partners Scott Flicker and Barry Sher are featured panelists for this roundtable.

For additional information and to register, visit the PwC site here.

Practice Areas


Complex Litigation and Arbitration


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Scott M. Flicker

Partner, Litigation Department

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